Kirk Degiorgio is a man obsessed with soulful music, from the 1970s electric Fusion experiments of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis and the Motor City soul of early Detroit Techno to the newest developments in hip-hop and R&B. His teenage record-collecting habit kicked into overdrive in the late '80s when he was bit by the Acid House bug, a period that culminated with pilgrimages to Detroit and Chicago, as well as the formation of his highly influential A.R.T. label. The early '90s saw A.R.T. releasing classic records by B-12, the Black Dog, Carl Craig and Degiorgio's best known alias, As One. Throughout the decade, Degiorgio put out a string of immaculately conceived EPs and LPs under that name on labels such as New Electronica, Shield, Clear and Mo Wax. House, Techno, jazz, Breakbeat and Electro are part of his palette, and his records frequently combine flavors of each style into a deep, soulful sound. Known worldwide as a true music fan, he is always in demand as a DJ, remixer and collaborator.